Dick Cheney

Israel – America’s torture consultant

Jamal Kanj notes that the similarity in torture techniques described in the Senate’s report and those used by the Israelis on Palestinians points to an Israeli role in America’s practise of torture. More »

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Israel’s splendid isolation

Uri Avnery reviews Israel’s international isolation and assesses the consequences of a US veto or non-veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the Israeli occupation. More »

US torture

America and the forgotten futility of torture

Lawrence Davidson says showing once more that torture is futile will not stop it from recurring in the USA, and that the only deterrence is to hold the politicians responsible to account. More »

US imprisoned by Israel

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN 

Jonathan Cook says while Europe is becoming increasingly disenchanted with Israel, as shown by the growing recognitions of Palestine, US policy towards Israel is paralysed by fear of upsetting the Zionist lobby. More »

Ziad Abu Ein

Whitewashing a Palestinian minister’s murder

Jamal Kanj examines the murder by Israeli Wehrmacht soldiers of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein and the subsequent propaganda blitz by Israel and its Western stooges and nincompoops to whitewash the murder. More »

Alon Ben-Meir

Israel’s Jews trapped in their own narrative

Alan Hart explains why Israeli Jews must acknowledge that a terrible wrong was done to the Palestinians by Zionism in the name of all Jews and that this wrong must be righted. More »

Media determinism

Free choice vs media determinism

Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis. More »

Sanctions Russia Israel

Palestine and Europe’s symbolic gestures

Alan Hart says Europe needs to go beyond gestures towards Palestine and submit a Security Council resolution with an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories or face international sanctions. More »

Ethnic cleansing

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Jamal Kanj argues that Israeli politicians such as the present foreign minister, the Moldovan former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, are seeking to complete the ethnic cleansing begun by Israel’s founders in 1948. More »

Guernica

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections. More »

Tag: The Left

The West’s self-styled “left” and our very own Ku Klux Klan

Can the left really fall in love with fascist supremacists? The short answer is no. In theory at least, the left stands for justice, fairness, equality and progress. But that is the

Who are our friends?

Once upon a time, in our naïveté, we progressive Arab patriots devoted to freedom, liberation, democracy and justice, thought we knew who our foreign friends were. Our friends supported the Palestinian cause,

Time to bin left and right terminology in Israel

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Gilad Atzmon says the idea of left and right is irrelevant in Israel – as shown in the elections – because Israelis are concerned solely with the interests of the chosen people.

Assad’s “anti-imperialist” pretenders make their last stand

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A tiny but vociferous group of ultra-reactionaries and racists masquerading as "leftists" and "anti-imperialists" continues to poison and disinform on behalf of Bashar Assad’s doomed regime.

Storming the Bastille in Syria

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Henry Lowi calls on progressives to declare their solidarity with the oppressed people of Syria and to make every effort "to reach out to the pro-democracy grassroots organizations" there.

Cynicism and black propaganda

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Nureddin Sabir argues that the reactions of many “leftists” and “anti-imperialists” to the Libyan and Syrian uprisings are motivated by cynicism, petty personal agendas and ignorance, not principles or progressive ideology.

Understanding the opposition to NATO’s intervention in Libya

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Uri Avnery argues that opponents of military intervention in Libya are motivated more by hatred of the USA and NATO than by any concern for the people of Libya.

Libya and the left’s hypocrisy

Sami Jamil Jadallah reminds “leftists” and “anti-imperialists” of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's crimes against his own people, including mass murder, his theft of Libya's wealth, and his longstanding friendship with Israel.

The left’s double standards on Libya

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Jeffrey Blankfort highlights the hypocrisy of some leftists in Europe and the USA who are happy to treat Libyan civilians as expendables and to support murderous Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.